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The search for habitable planets around nearby M dwarfs is really a very appealing topic in the field of exoplanets. This fact is confirmed by the recently announced meeting Transiting Planets in the House of the Sun – A Workshop on M Dwarf Stars and Their Planets, to be held in the island of Maui (Hawaii, US) on June 3-6 2012.

This workshop, enterely devoted to red dwarf stars, will provide a review of M dwarf stars and the detection, formation, and potential habitability of their planets, and it is mainly intended for advanced graduate students and junior postdocs.

Among the invited lectures, the main topics are represented by the ground-based (the realm of APACHE!) and space-based transit surveys for nearby M dwarfs, stellar characterization, Doppler RV surveys.

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